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Wednesday, 07/25/2012, 07:23 am

Belcher vs. Belfort at UFC 153? Reports hinting yes | UFC News

Alan Belcher has become vocal recently about wanting a fight with UFC legend and middleweight contender Vitor Belfort. A recent Twitter war between the two may have sparked a tentative booking for UFC 153 in Rio.

Belcher first hinted at the bout with a cryptic tweet.

“My next fight will be the biggest of my career! I may be taking a trip down south, very south. #UFC #belcher4champ“.

That Tweet was followed by a more pointed one.

“I will fight anyone.although I want to fight someone who will challenge me!I want to fight @vitorbelfort in his home country in October #UFC“

Vitor fired back with an acceptance of the challenge.

“#belcher lets make this fight #ufcrio in oct 13″

There is no official announcement, but this exchange leads many to believe a bout between the two is indeed on the table. Whether or not it would be the main event remains to be seen.

Belcher posted another Tweet almost confirming it,

“@vitorbelfort I will be prepared..much respect”


14 Responses to “Belcher vs. Belfort at UFC 153? Reports hinting yes | UFC News”

  1. rcs says:

    I like. Belcher is always reaching for the stars. I see this as a lose lose for Vitor so respect for him taking the fight.

  2. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    I think Belcher will beat will him. To be honest I dont even think Vitor is a top 5 MW. He fought yoshihiro Akiyama who was coming off of 2 losses at the time. Then he fought dehydritaed crippled rumble who couldnt even make weight. Vitor Belfort’s significant win in the UFC was in 2009 against Rich Franklin, that doesnt put top 10 let alone top 5 I think he has a name thats why people put him in top 5.

  3. JAY says:

    Alan is fearless, and a very good fighter, has improved drastically since his UFC Debut.
    Should Michael Beat Stann by TKO he’s next in line, if Belcher wins this hes 2nd in LINE.
    Right now Anderson should do the right thing and grant Weidman his title shot

  4. Kong says:

    At least belcher isn’t a pussy like wiedman but he’s gonna lose anyway

  5. punchkick says:

    belcher vs belfort then weidnman vs boetsch. winner of both gets to fight the champ?

  6. Xaninho says:

    Belcher isn’t ducking Belfort to prove he’s worthy of a titleshot. Weidman wants to cut in line after beating an out of shape Munoz.

  7. Ryan kelly says:

    I dont c why weidman deserves a shot at a.s I mean what has he really done belcher has way more fights in the UFC id like to c the 2 fight not him and vitor

  8. Q says:

    Vitor will kill belcher

  9. Nick says:

    I have been annoyed by Vitor since the Anderson fight. He just annoys me. Plus I think Belcher can beat him everyone just overlooks him.

  10. TrigenicKin says:

    Just the thought of this fight happening gave me an erection. This is a dream match-up.

  11. DyNaMiTe KiD says:

    This is for Ryan Kelly

    I would just like to point out that Silva got his title shot in only his second UFC fight. He wasn’t really known outside of Pride yet the UFC put him in against one of the most dominant champions at the time and look what happned. So why the he’ll can’t Weidman who’s undefeated, 5-0 in the UFC, and beat guys like Maia and Munoz, get his title shot? He beat a guy who was a title challenger on like 10 days notice and knocked out a guy after dominating him for two rounds, who was also ranked number three in multiple mma websites. Give him the shot. If he loses, it’s expected. But i say give him a chance to shock the world. It has happened before and i hope it happens again when Hendo years Jones at UF 151

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